Troubling Policy seminar series - Curbing antibiotic use: how is collective action to be achieved?

Seminar/Forum

Troubling Policy seminar series - Curbing antibiotic use: how is collective action to be achieved?

Terrace Lounge, Ground Floor
Walter Boas Building (Bldg 163)
University of Melbourne

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MSoG-events@unimelb.edu.au

Reducing the use of antibiotics is a key step towards curbing the development of multi-resistant bacteria, a major public health issue around the world. The European Union has issued directives urging its member states to implement measures to reduce the use of antibiotics on humans and particularly on livestock. However, the EU has limited jurisdiction in the field of public health and member states. How can these member states be brought to submit to a collective action regime to reach this policy goal when several of them have economic incentives not to do so?

The project investigates the explanatory capacity of contending models of collective action; the conventional model which is based in a rational choice model of individual utility maximization, and one model drawing on behavioral theories in politics and public administration. The seminar will present a study which is just being launched. Thus this will be a working seminar more than a presentation of results.

Dr. Erik Baekkeskov from the School of Social & Political Sciences will be the discussant.

Presenter

  • Professor Jon Pierre
    Professor Jon Pierre, Professor of Public Governance